Thursday, March 1, 2012

1880s-1910s Autograph Album of the Prince Family of New Brunswick, Canada



Autograph album with dates ranging from the 1880s to 1919.  


I believe it was started by Victoria Alice Prince and at some point was taken over by her niece, Alice Maude Prince, the daughter of Victoria Alice Prince's brother Henry Nice Prince. 

Most pages are inscribed to Alice.

There's also a page inscribed to Ella, who was likely Alice Maude Prince's sister Ella Audrey Prince.


Victoria Alice Prince was born about 1860 in New Brunswick, the daughter of James and Eliza Mabel (Nice) Prince.  I found her in the 1861 Census of Salisbury, New Brunswick, and in the 1881 Census of Saint John, New Brunswick.

Alice Maude Prince was born about 1894 at Hardwood Ridge, New Brunswick, the daughter of Henry Nice Prince and wife Annie Lawrence (Eagers) Prince.

Her paternal grandparents were James and Eliza Mabel (Nice) Prince.  Her maternal grandparents were Charles and Anne (Williams) Eagers, or Egers, born in Northern Ireland and Wales, respectively.

Alice Maude Prince married George L. Poeton on 7 July 1926 at Fredericton, New Brunswick.   George was born in Peabody, Massachusetts on 14 October 1894.  Alice died at Peabody, Massachusetts in 1985.

Ella Audrey Prince was born 3 June 1899 at Linton, New Brunswick.  A reader has provided information that she married Robert Hazen Thompson at Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1939.

Following are pages signed by Alice Maude Prince and other Princes:

Alice M. Prince, 1916

Alice M. Prince, 1919

Alice M. Prince


Alice M. Prince, 1918

George N. Prince, 1881

John Prince, 1881, Saint John, New Brunswick

Mabel A. Prince, 1918

Sadie A. F. Prince, Saint John, New Brunswick

William L. Prince, 1881


Other relatives of Victoria Alice Prince, Alice Maude
 Prince and Ella Audrey Prince who signed pages:


Uncle Henry Nice of Portland, Oregon


Kate A. Nice of Carleton, Saint John, New Brunswick


Cousin Pop [?]


A Saint John Cousin; right side of page is missing


Lizzie Ross of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1886

Frank Williams of Boston, Massachusetts, 1885

S. B. Williams of Boston, Massachusetts

If you have any corrections or insights about any of the

information presented here, please leave a comment or 

contact me directly.

Complete list of signers, in alphabetical order: [Note: Some of the residences listed may have been merely the place where the autograph was signed.]

A. P., inscribed to Ella in 1924
Allie
Anonymous
Callie M. Ballock of Woodstock, New Brunswick, 1883
Bertha, possibly Bertha Cutter, 1884
S. L. C. Bigelow of Truro, Nova Scotia, 1882 or S. D. C. Bigelow [also on a montage page, 1882]
Benjamin S. Black of Saint John, New Brunswick, 1883
Mary Black of Saint John, New Brunswick, 1883
Cousin Pop
Cousin Art [?] of Saint John, New Brunswick, 1882
H. W. Crowe of Truro, Nova Scotia, 1882 [There's a Harry W. Crowe of Truro on a montage page, 1882]
Jennie E. Damery of Carleton, New Brunswick, 1881
E. A. P.
W. G. Fletcher of Linton, New Brunswick [Wilfred G. Fletcher?], multiple pages from the late 1910s
A. Foster of Truro, Nova Scotia
Friend
Annie C. Gallagher of Saint John, New Brunswick, 1881
William Haly Hutton, 1881
Alice M. Prince, several pages in 1910s
Sarah M. Irvine, 1884
Rilla Y. Jones, 1883 [at the 1783-1883 Exposition]
Robert Lee of Saint John, New Brunswick, 1881
Ella B. McInnis of Saint John, New Brunswick, 1883
Emma M. McMackin of Saint John, New Brunswick, 1884
F. E. G. Nash, on a montage page, 1882
Henry Nice of Portland, Oregon, Uncle
Kate A. Nice of Carleton, Saint John, New Brunswick
Claude T. Olmstead of Chipman, New Brunswick, multiple pages, late 1910s
T. Aug. Oxelgren
A. P., 1924 [possibly Prince]
R. Chick Pearson of Truro, Nova Scotia, 1882
J. J. Porter of Saint John, New Brunswick, 1881
George N. Prince, 1881
John Prince of Saint John, New Brunswick, 1881
Mabel A. Prince, 1918
Sadie A. F. Prince of Saint John, New Brunswick
William L. Prince, 1881
Mary Ready of Fairville, Saint John, New Brunswick, 1882
Lizzie Ross of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1886
Eunice N. Russell of Saint John, New Brunswick, 1881
J. W. Russell, 1884
Stetson, Charles H of Cambridge, Massachusetts, on montage,  (he wrote his name backwards!)
Harry Tremaine of Truro, Nova Scotia, 1882
James S. Trueman of Saint John, New Brunswick, 1881
A. C. Van Meter of Truro, Nova Scotia on a montage page, 1882.  He was Alvin Curtis Van Meter who married Henrietta Prince
C. E. W., Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on montage page, 1882
Hon. C. E. Weston, M. C.
Frank Williams of Boston, Massachusetts, 1886
S. B. Williams of Boston, Massachusetts



To see images of all of the pages, in page order, in the 

autograph album, visit the Maine and Maritime Genealogy 

network.


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